As some of you will know, I was fired from my job in December for “immodest attire” (since I’m obviously a skanky whore who doesn’t know how to clothe myself).
So I'm still a little bitter. Shoot me.
Well, I finally got around to applying for unemployment last month and I was approved.
What the unemployment office said: “Claimant was discharged due to immodest dress in the work place. There was no final incident as reason for discharge. Best information indicates that the claimant was not discharged due to a recent final incident. Employer failed to show how claimants continued employment was adverse to employer’s rightful interest. Culpability is not shown. Benefits allowed. Employer charged.”
But when I checked my mail yesterday, I had a notice requesting my participation in a phone hearing because the county disagrees with the unemployment office’s decision.
Can’t these people just fuck off?
It’s not like I even want to be unemployed. In fact, I very much loathe being unemployed. I want to work, but there just aren’t many people hiring right now.
And I do not want to deal with this.
What the county said: “The employer disagrees with this decision and states claimant was discharged for wearing immodest attire to work.”
It doesn’t make any sense to me. They are agreeing with what I said. How is that a disagreement?
They also included two letters with their appeal. One being my termination letter and the other is a disciplinary letter I never received.
I can’t help but feel like I’m going to be thrown under the bus.
I’m hoping this is the county’s standard policy and not just some residual hard feelings towards me, but you never know.
Maybe I can find a job before the 12th and I won’t have to deal with this.
*Update: I talked to some other people who worked for the county and turns out this is common procedure for them. It is not likely they will win, they just have to try to fight it.